any of a number of crested parrots (esp. genus Cacatua) of Australia and the East Indies, usually with predominantly white plumage, often tinged with yellow or pink
Origin of cockatooDutch kaketoe ; from Malay kakatua; probably echoic in origin, originally , but ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps kakak, brother, sister + tua, old; spelling, spelled influenced, influence by cock
Any of various parrots of the family Cacatuidae of Australia and adjacent areas, characterized by a long erectile crest.
Origin of cockatooDutch kaketoe, from Malay kakatua.
From Malay burung kakaktua.